Corporate career presences on social network sites: An analysis of hedonic and utilitarian value

  • Brecht F
  • Eckhardt A
  • Berger C
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Abstract

Due to the shortage of skilled workforce and the increasing usage of social network sites, companies increasingly apply social network sites to attract potential applicants. This paper explores how corporate career presences on network sites should be realized in order to attract potential applicants. Therefore, we tested the impact of seven individual characteristics (namely Appointments, Daily Working Routine, Jobs, Corporate News, Entertainment, Media Format, and Features) of these corporate career presences that we extracted by a comprehensive pre-study on users' perceived hedonic and utilitarian value of these presences on social network sites. Based on an online survey with 470 participants, the results reveal a highly significant impact of five characteristics that corporate career presences provide both a hedonic as well as a utilitarian value to the user. Copyright 2012 ACM.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Employer branding
  • Hedonic and utilitarian information systems
  • Human engineering
  • Individual characteristics
  • Media formats
  • Online surveys
  • Significant impacts
  • Skilled workforces
  • Social Networks
  • Social network sites
  • Social networking (online)
  • Social sciences computing
  • Structural equation modeling
  • Technology acceptance
  • Website characteristics

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Authors

  • F Brecht

  • A Eckhardt

  • C Berger

  • O Günther

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